Enos School Has New Promising Practice!

November 29, 2009
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Our Enos Staff has decided that we will initiate a new Promising Practice to help our students to become better at answering comprehension questions in all subject areas. Our new Promising Practice is called QAR or Question Answer Relationships. Last week, teachers began introducing the four types of QAR questions to their students in Enos classrooms.

A RIGHT THERE QUESTION
Kid Friendly Definition:This answer is found in one place in the text.

A Right There Question can start with:
How many.....
Who is.....
Where is.....
What is.....
When did.....
When is....
Name....
List....
What kind of.....


A THINK AND SEARCH QUESTION
Kid Friendly Definition: This answer comes from different places in the text, and I have to put the parts together to answer the question.

A Think and Search Question can start with:
The main idea of the passage is....
What caused...
Compare or contrast....
Find two examples....
Find several examples that support.....
Find several words to describe....
Find several places mentioned that the character.....
Summarize...
Explain....
Retell....


AN AUTHOR AND ME QUESTION
Kid Friendly Definition: I have to use my prior knowledge and the text to answer this question.

An Author and Me Question can start with
Does the author imply that.....
Does the passage suggest that....
Does the author infer that....
Is the speaker's attitude....
Can I read between the lines and realize that.....
Is the author trying to tell me....
Does the author mean that....
What is the author really saying on page....


AN ON MY OWN QUESTION
Kid Friendly Definition: I can answer this question by thinking about what I already know. I can answer this type of question without reading the text.


An Own My Own Question can start with:
In your opinion.....
Based on your experience....
Think about someone you know....
Think about what you already know....
Can you make connections with.....
Think about something you know.....